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Is Mahela Jayawardene In The Race To Become The Indian Coach?

Indian team is now playing in West Indies without a head coach.Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena has quashed reports of him being in line for the India coach job, expressing that he has no intentions of pursuing a full-time position in the near future.The former Sri Lankan great wrote on twitter, “Flattered by speculation linking me to India coaching job but I am not looking at full-time positions right now”.Mahela Jayawardene, who played his last One Day International on March 18, 2015 against South Africa, has scored 25,957 runs in the 652 international matches that he played for Sri Lanka.Referring to his involvement with the Mumbai Indians and the Khulna Titans franchise of the Bangladesh Premier League, where he works in the same capacity, Jayawardena committed to his responsibilities with the aforementioned teams and said that his interests didn’t lie anywhere else.Jayawardene, who retired in 2014 after a glittering worldwide career, is regarded as one of the best cricketing brains.Sri Lanka have struggled for form since the retirements of Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara and are now ranked 7th in Test cricket and 8th in both limited overs formats. The team has plummeted in all ICC rankings since then.Ford quit from his post this past week after just one year reportedly due to differences of opinion with Sumathipala’s management.Sri Lanka has had some nine interim and permanent coaches since 2011. But his contract with the Bangladeshis will only end in 2019.Ever since the former coach Anil Kumble stepped down on June 20th, several big names emerged about his successor – including former Indian opening batsman Virendar Sehwag, Tom Moody, Mahela and others.